Looking for a really different and utterly unique Christmas gift for your little animal lovers? Aqua Dragons from Brainstorm are a brilliant present guaranteed to keep children entertained long past Boxing Day.
The award-winning Aqua Dragons allow kids to hatch, grow and care for their own prehistoric pets. Aqua Dragons have lived on Earth for millions of years making them around at the same time as the dinosaurs roamed the Earth – and that’s cool in any kids book!
Each Aqua Dragons kit contains live eggs that hatch into real live aquatic creatures. Just add water to their special tank and they miraculously hatch in just 2-3 days and grow to up to 2cm long. The Deluxe Aqua Dragons Kit (RRP £19.99) also features beautiful blue LED lights in the base of the tank and a magnifier to observe your hatchlings. The illuminated Aqua Dragons tank makes a really funky room decoration and children can watch as the Aqua Dragons swim while bathed with light (Batteries included). They are fascinating to watch as they swim and play graciously in their aquatic underwater world
If you are looking for a stocking filler, children can experience looking after Aqua Dragons with the Aqua Dragons Underwater World Kit (RRP £11.99). As well as looking after the Aqua Dragons, children can learn all about these unusual creatures who’s scientific name is Artemia Salinas.
From the crustacea family, Aqua Dragons look like tiny three eyed, long tailed, hairy headed dragons that grow up to 2cm long. Their eggs have an amazing capacity called cryptobiosis which means they can dry out and stay alive only to hatch many years later. Tests have found eggs kept in air sealed containers for up to 20 years still hatched when they were returned to water.
Aqua Dragons are available from Smyths, Amazon, Hamleys, Harrods and selected Toymaster stores.